United Way of Salt Lake presents annual service awards

May 22, 2014
Author: the Salt Lake Tribune
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57971912-79/united-lake-release-salt.html.csp

United Way of Salt Lake has presented its annual service awards.

Recipients were honored Tuesday at a luncheon at Little America in Salt Lake City.

They include:

Promise Partner of the Year • Voices for Utah Children helped United Way evaluate and expand access to preschool programs, a news release said. It conducted research in Granite School District and helped United Way lobby to pass preschool legislation.

Volunteer of the Year • Craig Wagstaff, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Questar Gas Co., led United Way’s 2-1-1 steering committee. He also spearheaded his company’s workplace campaigns, according to the release.

Corporate Partner of the Year • Workers Compensation Fund "has embraced a year-round engagement strategy that includes site visits, a successful workplace campaign, volunteer events and recently, has been encouraging employees to participate in United Way’s advocacy efforts," United Way said in the release.

President’s Award for Excellence • Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, sponsored and helped pass HB96, the Utah School Readiness Initiative, which provides $3 million to ensure low-income kids start school ready to learn.

Compassionate Leader of the Year • Michael Weinholtz, through the Weinholtz Family Foundation, made a significant investment in United Way’s Changing the Odds Campaign, according to the release. As CEO of CHG Healthcare, he has incorporated community involvement through United Way, leading to year-round employee participation in CHG’s workplace campaign and numerous volunteer events.

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